Here are 3 simple tips that can help you build a close professional relationship with your clients:
1. Make In-Person Connections
Just because we now live at a time when social media is ubiquitous and is very much important to networking, it doesn’t mean that we have to stop meeting people in person, meaning, offline. We should make sure that we keep meeting people in real life. Know that we can’t do everything over the internet.
If your online connection is not local to you, then use a multitude of different technologies like Facebook messenger, Skype, and Zoom which are at your fingertips, to connect with people from various places, even meeting up with people on the other side of the globe.
2. Be Grateful
Gratitude goes a long way. When someone helps you in whatever way, being grateful will go a long way.
For instance, after talking to someone in person or chatting or video calling with someone online, just send them a quick note to thank them for their time. It’s a fairly simple and easy thing to do but expressing appreciation can really go a long way and motivate them to want to speak with you again in the future.
3. Make Sure It’s a Two-Way Street
Whenever a person is able to help you in whatever form or way or is able to make a positive connection with you, it would be beneficial if you can give back in some way. It’s difficult to keep going back to ask for some help without giving back in return.
If you think you lack the time to make sure that these tips are enforced, you can always hire a virtual assistant to help you with these tasks. They can help set up in-person or zoom appointments for you; they can be the ones to send thank you notes for you; they can assist you in giving back to your clients.
If you can enforce these tips, then you should be able to create a large and successful network for your business.